Spoof Your MAC Address on Windows

How to Spoof MAC Address on Windows OS

Now I’m sure you know what MAC addresses are and what MAC spoofing is, let us take a look at how we can spoof our MAC address on Windows. (You can also spoof your MAC address on OS X and Android devices).

Step 1

Open up device manager from the control panel

Step 2

Expand ‘Network Adapters’ and right click the adapter for which you wish to change the MAC address. Then choose ‘Properties’

Step 3

Now, under the Advanced tab, click on a property named ‘Network Address’ or ‘Locally Administered Address’. Type in the new MAC address under ‘Value’.

And we’re done!

On a side note, most public wifi spots with a splash page register a device’s MAC address to allow them to access the internet. So, if it is a paid wifi spot and somebody is leaving, you could get there MAC Address, spoof it, then gain access, because the AP will see you as them.

You can confirm that it worked by using the command ipconfig /all which outputs:

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
 Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.name
 Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 24-1B-A1-8A-56-B8
 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
 Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::29e1:1a9d:314b:1eb9%3(Preferred)
 IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :

Your new MAC address should now be displayed here (Physical Address) and MAC spoofing is complete. To undo any changes, simply click Note present under the same property that you edited.

Recently, Windows and Intel have been trying to restrict this practice by not supporting custom MAC addresses for some adapters. If you are unable to find Network Address or Locally Administered Address in the properties of your adapter, then you will have to look for a custom method to enable MAC spoofing for your adapter.

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